The Narcotics Control Bureau raided a cruise liner on Saturday evening and has detained eight people in the ongoing investigation. The investigating agency has released names of those being probed and the most prominent one among them is Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan. Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra and Arbaaz Merchant have also been named by the NCB in the matter.
According to NCB sources, the statement of the detainees will be recorded and they will be presented before the holiday court on Sunday. The investigating agency has recovered drugs like cocaine, charas, Mephedrone and Ecstasy from the cruise party.
According to IANS, the NCB officials had received a tip-off about a rave party that was being planned aboard a cruise ship bound on a Mumbai-Goa voyage. To avoid detection, the NCB sleuths reportedly booked themselves on that cruise as ordinary passengers and soon found some of their co-passengers consuming drugs. The sailed cruise was ordered to turn back and return to Ballard Pier where all the passengers were offloaded along with baggage and they reportedly spend the night at the NCB office.
Further action will continue on basis of inputs from detained people: NCB Chief Pradhan
After the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) busted a rave party onboard a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai and detained eight people including a Bollywood superstar’s son Aryaan Khan, NCB Chief S N Pradhan said that further action will be taken based on whatever inputs are received from these people. While speaking to ANI, the NCB Chief said that these are detentions and not arrests, which have been shared in the public domain and action will be taken continuously. Action will be taken based on inputs received from these people, he said.
Regarding the action taken at the rave party, Pradhan told ANI, “The proceedings were already taking place. We are constantly gathering intelligence. We took action once the inputs that we received were confirmed.”
“Action was taken only after the input was confirmed. When we received input that drugs are being carried and are going to be used, then we conducted raids,” he added.
When ANI ask the NCB Chief about the involvement of a filmstar’s son, he said, “It is not the job of NCB to find out from which industry and who are joining. Who is the son of an industrialist, who is the son of a film star, this is not our work. Our job is to take action on an equal scale and we are taking action on the same scale and this action will continue in the future also. Whoever is found involved in this network, irrespective of the industry they belong to, we will take action.”
The NCB Chief told ANI, “Wherever information is received, action will be taken and it does not matter with whom there is a connection. Our aim is a drug-free India.”
“Whether there is a party in the hotel or in residential area, input had come and action has been taken. This is not a new thing. Be it Mumbai or another urban area, action will be taken because youth should not come under the influence of drugs. For this action has been taken,” Pradhan said.